Caitlin Moran Discusses How to Build a Girl with Judith Regan

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Monday, July 13th, 2015 | 2,022 views

Caitlin Moran talks about How to Build a Girl with Judith Regan. She is wearing a shirt covered in little David Bowies

Caitlin Moran started her career as a teenage music journalist, much like Johanna Morrigan, the protagonist and narrator of Moran’s novel How to Build a Girl. The wildly funny book is now in paperback and Moran is reading around the United States. Moran, a British author, was at The Strand with editor Judith Regan to discuss the book.

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Naomi Jackson Discusses The Star Side of Bird Hill with Tiphanie Yanique

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 | 2,273 views

Naomi Jackson talks with Tiphanie Yanique about her debut novel The Star Side of Bird Hill

Naomi Jackson launched her debut novel The Star Side of Bird Hill last week at Greenlight Bookstore. The novel explores two sisters from Brooklyn sent to live in Bird Hill, Barbados, when their mother can no longer care for them. She discussed the novel with Tiphanie Yanique, author of Land of Love and Drowning.

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Joshua Cohen Discusses Book of Numbers with Editor Sam Nicholson

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Monday, July 6th, 2015 | 2,405 views

Joshua Cohen discusses Book of Numbers with his editor Sam Nicholson

Joshua Cohen’s latest novel, Book of Numbers, follows a technocrat billionaire ghostwriting an autobiography with Joshua Cohen. Joshua Cohen is a character, not the author. Cohen cleared this up at McNally Jackson Books. He was joined by his editor Sam Nicholson to discuss the new novel.

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Dean Bakopoulos discusses Summerlong with Emma Straub

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 | 2,447 views

Dean Bakopoulos discusses his third novel, Summerlong, with Emma Straub at WORD in Brooklyn

A long hot summer has set in across Grinnell, Iowa, the small college town at the center of Dean Bakopoulos’s third novel, Summerlong. He was at Brooklyn’s WORD Bookstore to discuss the novel with Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers, now in paperback.

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Lisa Glatt Reads The Nakeds

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Friday, June 26th, 2015 | 1,518 views

Lisa Glatt, author of The Nakeds, reads at BookCourt in Brookyn

In Lisa Glatt’s The Nakeds, a young girl is struck by a car. Her parents marriage falls apart. The driver drives on. And Hannah spends the next decade recovering. Glatt read from The Nakeds at BookCourt in Brooklyn discussing the origins of the book and her own childhood trauma when she, like Hannah, was struck by a car.

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Lev Grossman Discusses The Magician’s Land with Choire Sicha

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 | 4,105 views

Lev Grossman reads The Magicians Land at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan

The Magicians trilogy of books has grown into a genre-bending success for author Lev Grossman. Besides spawning a television series, the third book, The Magician’s Land, is now in paperback. Grossman discussed the book and series with Choire Sicha, coproprietor of The Awl and author of Very Recent History.

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Rebecca Dinerstein Launches The Sunlit Night with Darin Strauss

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Monday, June 8th, 2015 | 1,688 views

Rebecca Dinerstein launches her debut novel The Sunlit Night at powerhouse arena in Dumbo Brooklyn

Rebecca Dinerstein spent a year living above the arctic circle in Lofoten, Norway. Lofoten is a place of extremes. In winter, the sun barely tints the sky with light. In summer, the sun never truly sets. Dinerstein wrote her first collection of poems Lofoten while living in an artist community. That collection is written in English and then translated by Dinerstein into Norwegian. Both sets of poems appear in the collection. Her debut novel, The Sunlit Night, also finds inspiration in the endless summer days. She launched The Sunlight Night at Powerhouse Arena and talked about the book with writer Darin Strauss.

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Nell Zink Reads Mislaid

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015 | 3,514 views

Nell Zink reads from her new novel Mislaid at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York

Nell Zink flutters into a room. She is mesmerizing. She exudes an energy of curiosity interested in observing and experiencing the place around her rather than the performance of reading her book. A bouquet of flowers arrives for her at the store. She says they are from a friend who she has not seen since 1989, a florist in Florida now. Their arrival is symptomatic of the life of Nell Zink; she collects people on a journey that seems forever incomplete.

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